Christmas night

December 25, 2008

The kitchen looks like a tornado hit is. We made a 8 pd. leg of lamb and served it with baby carrots (there were baby and full sized in our CSA share), new potatoes (CSA), roasted fennel and creamed pearl onions. It was…really good.

This Christmas at "home" in NYC has been…INSANE. Hubbie’s parents are in town (and we are so thankful for the visit, yes) and EVERYONE sent food. So far the tally is:

– One stollen baked by a random cousin
– 1 large box of sausages and cheeses from Murray’s Cheese (woot. yeah. rock on.)
– 1 WONDERFUL ginger cake from Zingermann’s in Michigan (so tasty)
– 1 tin of chocolate covered pecans (from Alabama yet from a lawyer I work for, randomly…and thoughtfully. Small farm.)
– 1 bottle of Veuve (another lawyer)
– 1 bottle of a really nice Cote de Rhone I’m enjoying…right now (another lawyer)
– huge box of grapefruits and tangelos from Florida

The last on the list is from my sweet 90 year old great-Aunt living in Sarasota and her younger man, Uncle Bob who is 81. They went to a local farm in their area and sent us local produce. Um…rock on. Seriously, this is very likely my favorite gift besides the hubbies surprise of the first season of "Weeds" on DVD (he knows I worship the Mary Louise Parker bigtime). My elderly relatives went to a LOCAL SMALL FAMILY OWNED FARM…you know, near them and they sent out Christmas gifts of those products. AWEsome. We have realllly enjoyed them, too. Citrus can last out and then in the fridge for over a month but we are down to one grapefruit. woot.